The Islamic State
The end of a brutal siege could be a badly needed victory for the Iraqi army—or an opportunity for ISIS to score more propaganda points.
If we all get super scared of the Islamic State, can we make it go away?
In the wake of the Paris attacks, Western military powers appear likely to escalate their anti-Islamic State strategies. But what are their options?
Sure, we'd all like to see Putin take on the Islamic State in a steel cage—but we asked an expert what he wants, realistically.
Everything scares Americans.
"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition.
A hard-line Sunni jihadist group has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria.